Tex Hollywood - February 14, 2023
I just watched this clip of the 24 year old who survived sudden cardiac arrest in an interview with GMA.
When asked how he felt before the game, he said he felt fine.
When asked if he remembered standing up after the tackle, he said he didn't want to discuss that.
When asked if he watched the video of the hit, he said he watched it once or twice in ICU, but he doesn't like to watch it because its something he's still processing and working through. Obviously a traumatic experience.
The first thing he asked when he woke up was "did we win" because he's a committed athlete playing with his full heart.
The doctors told him that he won the game of life, things could have gone differently for him.
He says his recovery is because of god giving him a second chance, coming out without a scratch on him.
When asked what caused his heart to stop beating at 24 and in top physical condition he paused and said that's something he wants to stay away from.
When asked about his prior physicals, he said nothing ever came up in the routine check-ups, and they are still trying to figure it out.
When asked how tough it was for him to watch the playoffs without him on the field was hard, obviously.
Overall, he's doing great but working through things emotionally and dealing with the trauma because no one has dealt with anything like that.
His goal is to get on the football field eventually, but he is leaving that up to god because it's up to him. There's a long road to get there.
He is teaming up with the American Heart Association to get people to learn CPR because that's what saved him.
Watch the interview here:
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